Dominic Thiem Appoints Alexander Zverev’s Ex-Conditioning Coach Ahead of US Open 2021 Defence

Published 08/11/2021, 6:16 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: (L-R) Dominic Thiem of Austria shakes hands with Alexander Zverev of Germany after winning their Men’s Singles final match on Day Fourteen of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem has been away from the Tour for over a month. He suffered a wrist injury towards the build-up to the Wimbledon Championships this year. Due to that, he even skipped the Olympics in Tokyo. 

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Now that the focus has shifted towards the US Open Series, Dominic Thiem has begun training and preparing himself for the hardcourt season. He will also be defending his US Open title at Flushing Meadows this season. In another development, the Austrian player has appointed physical conditioning coach, Jez Green.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Madrid Open – Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain – May 8, 2021 Germany’s Alexander Zverev with Austria’s Dominic Thiem after winning their semi final match REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Dominic Thiem adds a new member to his team

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Interestingly, Green was in the Alexander Zverev camp prior to his recent move. Green has been involved with some of the biggest names in the sport. For a long period, he was associated with former World No. 1 Andy Murray. He even has experience of over 10 years on the ATP Tour. 

Meanwhile. Thiem has barely played any tennis this season. He was first seen at the Australian Open but lost in the fourth round to Grigor Dimitrov. After that, he lost in the opening round of the French Open. He then missed the Wimbledon Championships, followed by the Tokyo Olympics. 

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Dominic Thiem of Austria celebrates with championship trophy after winning in a tie-breaker during his Men’s Singles final match against Alexander Zverev of Germany on Day Fourteen of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

On the other hand, Zverev lost in the quarterfinal to Novak Djokovic during the first Grand Slam event of the season. After that, he lost in the semifinal at the French Open. He failed to impress during the Wimbledon Championships but won the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. 

It will be interesting to see how Zverev and Thiem perform during the hardcourt season. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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